100 Powerful and Inspirational Life Path Quotes

Sometimes life can get you down. It can be confusing and challenging beyond belief. These inspirational life path quotes will comfort you.

Sometimes we just feel loss. Whether we recently lost our jobs, sufferered a bad breakup, or feel like all our peers are progressing quicker than we are – those feelings are there. There are times in life we all get that feeling that we don’t really know who we are, what we want, or where we want to go in the future.

Some people believe in the Numerology Life Path Number. As we’ve shared before, this is a combination formula that uses your birth date to place you on a numerology chart. That then gives you a life path number, which is a single digit number. This number then has a special meaning, and can show you a lot about yourself, your personality, and help guide you to the path you should take.

At the very least, you should give the Numerology Life Path Number a try. What do you have to lose? If that still doesn’t work – or if you’re just super wear about it – there are still some things you can do when you’re feeling a bit lost about things.

Confide in a close friend. Take time for yourself each day. Read inspiration life path quotes to help you get set on your journey, and to remind you that you’re not alone. Here are some great ones.

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100 Inspirational Life Path Quotes to Learn From

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Gautama Buddha

“On this path let the heart be your guide.” – Rumi

“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” – Rumi 

“Only by perfect virtue can the perfect path, in all its courses, be made a fact.” – Confucius

“Curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

“It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, ’till we find our place, on the path unwinding.” – Elton John

“The Lion King” does really teach us a lot about finding our own paths. Just look at Simba. He chose, when Nala found him again, to take the path to being King. It would’ve been a much easier path if he just stayed where he was, but that’s not the one he chose.

“Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.” – Pocahontas

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – J. M. Barrie, “Peter Pan”

You need to believe in yourself, always. Be your own biggest fan. If you believe in yourself, and the path you’re taking, you’re already doing great.

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

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“I don’t know what my path is yet. I’m just walking on it.” – Olivia Newton-John

“If you’re walking the path of the dreamer, everything is possible.” – Jared Leto

“Everything you want to be, you already are. You’re simply on the path to discovering it.” – Alicia Keys

Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” – John Mayer

I guess destiny isn’t the path chosen for us, but the path we chose for ourselves.” – Will Ferrell

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – George Lucas

“If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.” – Dan Rather

“Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.” – Oprah Winfrey

Instead of being overwhelmed or scared of choosing our own path, we should switch that perspective and be grateful that we have the opportunity to do so.

“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

“Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right.” – Pop Francis

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” – John F. Kennedy

There is another path there – don’t just give up. Take a new path instead.

“Whatever obstacles appear in your path, put your head down and get past them. Those obstacles aren’t real. They’re just God’s way of testing you. He’s asking you, ‘Do you want to make it or not?’” – Russell Simmons

“Go now. Our journey is done. And may we meet again, in the clearing, at the end of the path.” – Stephen King

“Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

You got to go down a lot of wrong roads to find the right one.” – Bob Parsons

Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Don’t be afraid of trying new things. Don’t be afraid of taking a different path than you expected it. It will all lead you to the right path.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Unless you dream, you’re not going to achieve anything.” – Richard Branson

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 “I love walking in the woods, on the trails, along the beaches. I love being part of nature. I love walking alone. It is therapy. One needs to be alone, to recharge one’s batteries.” – Grace Kelly

“Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you to go in another direction.” ― Suzy Kassem

Paths that cross will cross again.” – Patti Smith

Don’t dwell on a path that crossed in the past but no longer does. If it’s meant to be, they’ll cross again.

“In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.” – Paulo Coelho

“Choosing a path means having to miss out on others.” – Paulo Coelho

Yes, FOMO is part of choosing a path. You shouldn’t be on two paths at once. That means there are going to be things you are going to miss. But trust you’re on the right path, see your goal in mind, and listen to your gut.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.” – Alice Walker

“Don’t follow the path. Blaze the trail.” – Jordan Belfort

“In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day-or to celebrate each special day.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

“Never be afraid to tread the path alone. Know which is your path and follow it wherever it may lead you; do not feel you have to follow in someone else’s footsteps.” – Eileen Caddy

“If you ask the Universe to be your partner and guide you on the path to wholeness, it will oblige.” – Debbie Ford

“Reality is harsh. It can be cruel and ugly. Yet no matter how much we grieve over our environment and circumstances nothing will change. What is important is not to be defeated, to forge ahead bravely. If we do this, a path will open before us.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda

“In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day or to celebrate each special day.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

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“The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition.” – Ryan Holiday

“Our way is not soft grass, it’s a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward, toward the sun.” – Ruth Westheimer

There are many trails up the mountain, but in time they all reach the top.” – Anya Seton

“Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” – Theodore Roethke

Think about a mountain – you can’t see what’s on the other side. But you know there’s some sort of path on the other side of the mountain, even though you can’t see it just now. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not real.

“But remember, nothing comes without a price. Our paths are not mapped; they’re made.” – Priya Ardis

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

“Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Often what may appear as a detour in life is actually the most direct and empowering path to your destination.” – James Arthur Ray

“There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path. There is no path to Love. Love is the path. There is no path to Peace. Peace is the path.” – Dan Millman

“I don’t always know where this life is going. i can’t see the end of the road, but here is the great part: courage is not about knowing the path. It is about taking the first step.” – Katie Davis

“Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

“Your path and purpose will become crystal clear when you begin to trust your vision.” – Bill Walsh

Trusting in yourself is so powerful, remember that. Trust your gut, trust your mind, and trust your heart. Don’t let skepticism from others cause you to not listen to yourself.

“Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.” – Charles Xavier

“Chances are, if you are following the crowd, you’re following the wrong path.” – Bob Proctor

“Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.” – Horace

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Kierkegaard

You won’t really understand your path until you’re on it and at the end of it. Try not to question too many things while you’re on it. Like they say, hindsight’s 20/20 and that’s the same for your life path. It may not be clear now, but it will be!

“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” – Joseph Campbell

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”– Karen Lamb

It’s so true – a year goes by faster than you may even realize! And if you started today, a year from now you’ll be well on the right path.

“Follow your own path, no matter what people say.” – Karl Marx

Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it.” – M.H. McKee

“Sometimes we can choose the paths we follow. Sometimes our choices are made for us. And sometimes we have no choice at all.” – Neil Gaiman

There is no recipe or one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to finding your path. Everyone has their own path and it’s shown to them differently.

“There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.” – Gavriel Kay

“When the path reveals itself, follow it.”– Cheryl Strayed

“Happiness, success, excellence: They are not something you get for knowing the path; they are something you experience by walking it.” – Dr. Steve Mataboli

To be lost is as legitimate a part of your process as being found.” – Alex Ebert  

“It is not too late to take another path.” – David Suzuki

If you’re thinking you’re already too far deep into another path or that opportunity has already passed you by – it hasn’t! You can always get on a new path. It just involves taking some risk and stepping out of your comfort zone.

“Most people are searching for a path to success that is both easy and certain. Most paths are neither.” – Seth Godin

No, sometimes life beats you down. Sometimes life deserts you, and your only choice is to find another path.” – Rebekah Crane

There is always another path. You may not think there is, but there is.

There are two paths of which one may choose in the walk of life; one we are born with, and the one we consciously blaze.” – T.F. Hodge

“If you’re not excited about it, it’s not the right path.” – Abraham Hicks

“Take the path where no one else dares to.” – Tina Panossian

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.” – Anatole France

If you’re happy, don’t question it, just enjoy it.

“The only things I regret, and the only things I’ll ever regret are things I didn’t do. In the end, that’s what we mourn. The paths we didn’t take. The people we didn’t touch.” – Scott Spencer

“Life teaches us the right path is rarely the easy one.” – Roy T. Bennett

“It’s better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.” – Diane Grant

Don’t fall into peer pressure and end up on a path that’s not for you! Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean you have to. If your gut tells you something’s up, listen to it. Or if you want to try something else and go a different route, don’t be worried about not following everyone else.

It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.” – Sheryl Sandberg

Pay attention to the things you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your path, passion, and purpose in life. Have the courage to follow them.” – Ruben Chavez

If you’re having a hard time figuring out what path you should be on, pay attention to what makes you happy. Your path will have obstacles, but it should lead you to happiness. Pay attention to what makes you happy and set yourself up on a path towards that.

“A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one’s own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.” – Chin-Ning Chu

“Walking your path doesn’t mean you don’t hurt, it means the pain is worth the progress. Sometimes you have to break something down in order to remake it, and that includes yourself, or it did for me. There were moments when I wept for an easier road, but in the end I would not trade my path for anyone else’s. It is mine and the traveling of it has made me who I am, and continues to shape and remold me into the best, happiest, most productive, most playful me, I’ve ever been.” – Laurell K. Hamilton

“How others treat me is their path; how I react is mine.” – Wayne Dyer

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”Wayne Dyer

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“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins

“When you’re feeling lost, take heart. It’s just your brain gathering the information it needs to make good decisions.” – Josh Kaufman

Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?” – Garth Nix

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

Just like a ship is built for sailing, we are built to take risks, and journey on our life paths.

One can rarely achieve greatness on the path of least resistance.” – Wes Fesler

Most often, walking alone with my shadow is how I find my answer, the result of gathering together all agreeable parties.” – Robert Breault

You are not going to agree with everyone. But you need to agree with yourself and trust yourself on your path.

“I believe we all create our paths before we are born to each lifetime, in partnership with a higher presence, the Source. I also believe, once born, we are given the highest gift of free will. Intuition is our link between our chosen journey on our life path and our earthly choices using free will.” – Christine Whelan

Even though the path is dark there is always a way through.” – Rhonda Savage Thompson

Think of physical paths – just because it’s nighttime or dark, the path is still there, leading to an exit. Just because things seem dark around you right now doesn’t mean that the path leading to an exit isn’t there – it is, and at times like those, you need to especially remember that.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Watch your step.” – Thomas S. Monson

“No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity.” – Julia Cameron

“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“Younger people are younger a little longer these days, so we know a lot of 32-year-olds who are still quite young, haven’t quite gotten their life paths completely decided yet.” – Daniel Palladino

“It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

“I think we live in a unique time – the verbs that make up our online and mobile lives haven’t been completely invented or imagined for us. That was kind of a life path I was on.” – Mark Pincus

Nowadays we have so many resources available to us. We can figure out anything with the touch of a button. It can be overwhelming, but we should also use it to our advantage, to help us on our paths.

There is only one path to Heaven. On Earth, we call it Love.” – Henry David Thoreau

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Final Thoughts on Inspirational Life Path Quotes

In numerology, your life path number can tell you a lot about the direction of your life, your strengths, your weaknesses, and how you approach things. Of course, this is not the be all end all of anything, but keeping it in mind can give you interesting insight into your best path. Remember, small steps can lead to big changes in this journey of life. You are not alone if you don’t have it all figured out.

We hope these inspirational life path quotes inspire you to be true to yourself. Leave your favorite quote in the comments!

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Michelle graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelors of Arts ’13 and a Master of Arts ’14. She’s currently working in corporate America with a side of freelance writing. She wants you to learn from her experiences and mistakes so your 20s can be your best decade. When she’s not working, she’s likely planning her escape to a tropical island.